How do I know a self-employed tradesman is qualified to do what I want to hire them to do?
When hiring self-employed tradesmen to complete certain stages of a construction project, it’s important to be confident they are the right individual for the job. The first question that should come to mind: are they qualified?
Using an unqualified worker to complete vital stages of a construction project can result in an unsafe finished product, potentially at great cost to your business. To avoid this, you should always check that a worker is qualified to do their job before hiring them. Do this simply by asking to see their credentials. Self-employed workers have a duty to declare their qualifications to potential employers, but if you are still unsure, looking further at their qualifications and credentials may help you to make your decision.
If you frequently use sub-contractors such as self employed tradesmen, it may be a good idea to put a sub-contractor assessment scheme in place if you haven’t already as a way of screening sub-contractors before employing them to protect your business’ reputation.
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